The building was designed in the Flemish Baroque style by R and S Williams of Cardiff and built by W T Morgan. The war memorial in the garden in front of the library commemorates the dead from two World Wars.
Awarded Grade II listing in 2002
Current status: Still open as a public library, run by Cardiff City council (2019)
- Year grant given (if known): The parish first petitioned the Carnegie Foundation for a grant in 1899 (but weren’t successful immediately)
- Amount of grant: £2,000
- Year opened (and by who – if known): 14 December 1904
Photo of library today (2019):
Old photo of library (postcard):
Nothing in my collection yet
Yes, during our holiday in South Wales, June 2019. There was a poster in the library with details of their plans for refurbishment and changes. The current entrance is round to the side of the library, and leads into the modern extension. That is going to be closed, so the configuration of those rooms can be changed. The library will once again be entered via the original front door – seen on the left hand side of the photo above.
- Entry on the listed buildings register
- Entry on the Waymarking website (includes old photos of the library)
- Article: Keeping Whitchurch library alive (2014)
- Tweet from @OldCardiffpics – showing the library in 1904